Earlier this month Topco Associates LLC held its 2017 Annual Membership Conference, February 28 through March 2. During the two-day meeting, Topco honored members who demonstrated exceptional program participation. The 2016 award winners included:
SpartanNash Company – Greatest Dollar Growth All Programs
In 2016 SpartanNash continued to implement Topco’s Aggregated Pharmacy Initiative and grew their own brand portfolio with an emphasis on Full Circle Market and ValuTime.
Associated Food Stores, Inc. – Greatest Percentage Growth AllPrograms
Associated Food Stores showed impressive growth following their transition to Top Care in 2016. They also increased their assortment and promotion of Topco private brands including Full Circle Market, @ease, Paws Happy Life, Simply Done and Wide Awake Coffee.
Weis Markets, Inc. – Greatest Dollar Growth Center Store
Weis Markets achieved greatest dollar growth in center store by expanding their assortments in Bottled Water, Coffee, Frozen Vegetables and Salty Snacks through brands such as Full Circle Market and ValuTime.
Associated Grocers of Florida – Greatest Percentage Growth Center Store
In 2016 Associated Grocers of Florida significantly expanded their own brand portfolio and grew center store categories such as Cereal, Sugar and Canned Vegetables.
Big Y Foods, Inc. – Greatest Dollar Growth Fresh
Big Y Foods demonstrated impressive growth in Produce, Deli Meat and Chicken and achieved significant savings on ground beef through Topco’s Fresh Meat program.
Stater Bros. Markets. – Greatest Percentage Growth Fresh
Stater Bros. grew their total fresh purchases by leveraging Topco’s produce program for Berries, Citrus, Mandarins and Cherries.
Price Chopper Supermarkets – Greatest Dollar Growth Value Add
Price Chopper’s continued growth and participation in Topco’s Indirect Spend, specifically HR and Employee Benefits, Pharmacy and National Brands programs, contributed to their continued success.
Brookshire Holdings, Inc. – Greatest Percentage Growth Value Add
The team from Brookshire’s achieved best in class percentage growth across all three of Topco’s Value Add programs. Topco applauds Brookshire’s for their leadership and performance in Pharmacy, National Brands and Indirect Spend.
K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. – Greatest Purchase Penetration
For the 13th year in a row, Topco presented K-VA-T Food Stores with the Greatest Purchase Penetration Award for surpassing all members across all programs.
Hy-Vee, Inc. – Greatest Purchase Volume
Hy-Vee led all members in 2016 in overall purchases for the 12th consecutive year.
In addition, the following members were honored for their milestone Topco anniversaries: